Neurogastroenterology Diagnostic Centre: Experts in diagnosis of functional gastrointestinal disorders

London Digestive Centre  , 41 Welbeck Street , London, W1G 8DU

Welcome to the Neurogastroenterology Diagnostic Centre

Established in 2010, the Neurogastroenterology Centre is improving patients’ access to state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques to help with the evaluation and treatment of disorders of gut function.

Neurogastroenterology is a subspecialty of gastroenterology that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities in gut function caused by problems with either the gut nerves, muscles or the way in which the gut communicates with the brain. 

Why is it important to study gut function?

Chronic gut symptoms can be incredibly distressing for patients and the cause can be very difficult to diagnose, especially when obvious signs of infection or inflammation that we look for aren’t present and traditional tests, such as endoscopies and x-rays, return normal results. Symptoms such as unexplained chest and abdominal pain, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation can have an impact on patients’ quality of life, and without identifying the cause can be difficult to manage. 

At the Neurogastroenterology Diagnostic Centre, we have the specialised tests and the expertise in the research and treatment of functional gut disorders to bring relief to thousands of patients waiting for answers. 

Why choose us?

Neurogstroenterology procedures

Expertise in performing endoscopic procedures

Neurogastroenterologists have extensive experience performing endoscopic procedures, such as upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, which are used to evaluate the digestive system for abnormalities.


Experts in HPB care

Experience with functional disorders

Functional gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, are some of the most common gastrointestinal disorders. Neurogastroenterologists have specialised training and experience in diagnosing and managing these conditions, which often require a personalised approach.


PGH Expertise

Access to cutting-edge diagnostic tools and treatments

Neurogastroenterologists have access to the latest diagnostic tools and treatments, including specialised tests for evaluating gastrointestinal motility and function, biofeedback therapy, and neuromodulation therapy, which can help improve symptoms and quality of life for patients with complex gastrointestinal disorders.



To investigate symptoms, we offer comprehensive testing using the latest technology. One of the key strengths of a neurogastroenterologist is their excellent diagnostic skill. They are trained to use specialised tests to evaluate the functions of the nerves and muscles that control the digestive tract, which can lead to more accurate diagnoses and more effective treatments.

✔ High-resolution oesophageal manometry

✔ 24-hour gastro-oesophageal reflux monitoring with pH impedancemetry

✔ Hydrogen/methane breath tests

✔ Urease breath tests

✔ Gastric emptying studies

✔ Anorectal physiology (Anorectal manometry, evacuating proctogram, endo-anal ultrasound, and colonic transit study)

✔ Biofeedback therapy (Bowel and muscle retraining, pelvic floor physiotherapy)

Our expertise at the Neurogastroenterology Diagnostic Centre

By investing in the best consultants, technology and treatment spaces, we can diagnose and treat any disease or condition affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts. In addition to treating these conditions, neurogastroenterologists can also address general gastroenterology issues, such as acid reflux, and diagnose bowel and stomach cancers.  They are trained to perform endoscopic procedures, such as colonoscopies and upper endoscopies, which allow them to evaluate the digestive system for abnormalities.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

    Need to know

    IBS is a disorder of the way the muscles and nerves in the gut work. It is called a ‘functional gut disorder’ because it is a problem with gut function rather than the structure of the bowel. The condition affects up to one in five people at some point in their lives. Although it is often...

  • Chronic constipation

    Need to know

    Prolonged constipation can lead to a build-up of dry, hard poo in your rectum (the part of your large intestine where poo is stored). This is called chronic constipation (also known as faecal impaction). It can often lead to a leaking of diarrhoea-like stools, as well as other symptoms, like nausea and...

  • Faecal incontinence

    Need to know

    Faecal incontinence is a very distressing condition that tends to effect the elderly. However, it can affect younger patients and in particular women following difficult obstetric deliveries. Our consultants can diagnose and treat the condition.

  • Dysphagia

    Need to know

    Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties. Some patients start with difficulties swallowing certain foods. You may notice solid foods like bread or meat get stuck in the throat or lower down on the way to your stomach. This is often compensated by drinking more water or replacing...

  • Gastroparesis

    Need to know

    Gastroparesis is thought to be caused by a problem with the nerves and muscles involved in the emptying of the stomach. Gastroparesis can lead to symptoms such as: Feeling full quickly when eating Heartburn Nausea Vomiting

Meet our expert consultants

A neurogastroenterologist is a medical specialist who focuses on the complex interplay between the nervous system and the digestive system. They are experts in diagnosing and treating a wide range of digestive disorders, including those related to motility and sensation, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroparesis, and functional dyspepsia.

Neurogastroenterologists are also well-rounded experts in digestive disease, with a deep understanding of the underlying physiology of the digestive system. This allows them to develop comprehensive treatment plans that address the root cause of a patient's symptoms and improve their overall digestive health.
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